Friday, November 21, 2008

I promise its my last post of the day! BREAK! it is FINALLY here!



ok so I have been pulling myself through these last few weeks of classes. I dont know why but my university here in Va decided to only give us one break the entire semester. A week long Thanksgiving break. Now I am not complaining, but there are pros and cons to this decision. Many students I know need a break before now, including myself. Thing is, we have this upcoming week off, we come back for only one week of classes then we have finals.. doesn't that sound ridiculous to some of you?? I am sorry but, I think whoever decided this new break schedule is also doing an experiment to see how stress levels rise and how test scores decline! Anyway, I am sooo psyched for this break! So I am celebrating tonight with some friends. We are going to see TWILIGHT the movie at 4 pm today then going out to dinner. No kids! I am thrilled! A girls night out! I love my son and my amazing sweet hubby but I am in NEED of this no brain needed and no responsibility evening! Just good times! And some yummy thai food!

Love love Love




Garner loves to hug Amulek, and we often ask him too just cause its so cute. Well we got a picture that I thought was hilarious. But let me explain... Garner will at times get VERY enthusiastic when taking pictures especially when we tell him to say cheese. He will tense up and say it with umf.So just so you know Garner isn't trying to hurt Amulek, just showing his immense love for his cousin. So, these are the pictures expressing love from one cousin to another! We love you Garner!

Cousins are The BESTEST!

So I wanted to post about a fun day Amulek and I were able to have last week. My sister(in-law) Sarah is about to have a baby literally any day now. And we are all sooooooo excited! My younger brother Micah and I decided to go down and help a little bit and get things ready for our first niece! Woohoo! Anyway, part of the trip too was so Amulek and cousin Garner could get together and play, which doesn't happen as often as we all would like, so I recorded the boys playing together since NaMa wasn't there to see. She loves seeing her kids AND grandkids play together, which I am sure brings a tear to her eye. *kisses for mom* So hope you enjoy, and HOPE you can hear, cause I whispered on one of the recordings. Ok so I think I am gonna post two, so enjoy! I should have taken pictures of Sarah too, she was on a roll.. nonstop! She made us yummy dinner and breakfast, BUT she also made some AMAZING scones, like the best Ive ever had. Oh my goodness!!! Unbelievable! She is a great cook!
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Binky Lover




So around the age of I guess 5 months Amulek got into the binky thing. And it still is a constant companion of his, especially when he is sick and at bedtime, he wakes up looking for it. Well there are times when Amulek will have a binky in his mouth then as he is playing he finds another one, and will trade them off every few seconds. Its quite hilarious, as if they have different flavors and he can distinguish them. Anyway, the other day we were playing on the bed and the following happened....

Monday, November 17, 2008

Wasting Time

So I probably be studying, but I DON'T WANT TO!! I feel like a stubborn child having a tantrum when I say it, but I am so sick of it now... I only have 2 more weeks of classes, we haven't had a single break this semester...so I am in need of a break, BIG TIME! I am REALLY looking forward to Thanksgiving, but I have to study pretty much the entire week, THEN I get to come back, have final tests, THEN study for finals!! *sigh*, *deep breath*, If I seem scatter brained, not there, completely lost, or frustrated.. you all now know why. I am ALMOST at the end of my rope...I CAN DO THIS! I CAN DO THIS! Ok Ok... haha I WILL make it, and I WILL pass my classes!
Some pretty cute fun news:
Amulek is now very interactive. We say prayers all the time, before bed, in the morning, at meals, church, etc.. he now bows his head and says his form of "amen", its pretty cute. And he does this new things as if he is playing peek-a-boo, he closes his eyes and grins like we can't see him... its hilarious... he'll walk around doing it too... which isn't very safe... but, he'll also start walking backwards-which AMAZES me the kid has such good balance! And yeah, he tried to climb on top on the computer table yesterday! He is not afraid of anything! Ok I better go study!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

school is the definition of life

I am learning day by day, literally. I am a full time student, a wife, a mom, sister, daughter, and human being. I LOVE learning. I honestly take every opportunity I can to ask questions and learn something new about a culture/country, lifestyle choices, my classes, etc. I want to know the why to many things in life. Right now unfortunately social life is not on the top of my priority list BUT I have to give a HUGE shout out to my friends and family who are always calling and making sure I am still sane :) and surviving my last few semesters of college.
Life is hectic but great. I am currently passing all my classes which is a good sign, which means I get to take physiology and microbiology! woohoo! I am anxiously awaiting my turn for those classes, with fear and excitement!
Amulek is such an amazing baby! Update , he is now almost 29 inches tall, still right at 19 lbs 12 ounces, hasnt gained much weight in 5 months).
Things Amulek can do all by himself:
1) read books haha he points at each word and moves his mouth as if he were REALLY reading! Thanks to NaMa, she LOVES to read to her grandkids!
2) stack blocks- this is no joke! Amulek LOVES his blocks, and his daddy sat down with him one night to show him how to stack and ever since Amulek LOVES to stack and CRASH em'! But the other day we were all in his room just talking, and Amulek was gathering his blocks and started to stack a few, then he went lookinng for more and stacked 8 blocks ALL BY HIMSELF! Thats HIGH for a 12 month old!
3) CLIMBING! YEP! we now have a to be mountain climber on our hands! He thinks he is infincable! Scares me ALL THE TIME! And all he does is smile at me!
He is such an amazing kid, really! We love him. He looks alot like his daddy, but alot of his personality traits come from me.
Erix and I.. are GREAT! We have finally gotten our own place and are enjoying our small but VERY CUTE apartment. Our friendship has definately become stronger. Life is trully wonderful!

Ist been way too long





Its now autumn, my FAVORITE time of year!! I have been waiting for the right time to get family pictures taken and this past weekend was it! I have a good friend named Erika Lassen who lives in Waynesboro who offered her photography services to me months ago, I finally accepted her offer and we met in a local park and she took some pictures of us that I LOVE LOVE LOVE, and I thought I would share a few with you!